Abuser Caught on Camera, Dog Fights Back

In a fortuitous turn of events, a man caught on camera tormenting a dog was subjected to a taste of his own medicine when the abused animal bit him.

Surveillance footage reveals a disturbing scene: George McIlvain, 23, is seen blowing compressed air in the dog’s face, scaring it. When it returns to him, he kicks it. Betrayed by its own sense of loyalty to man, the dog returns again – and is punched in the face.

The last punch was apparently also the last straw – after patiently enduring one assault after another, the battered animal had enough and turned the tables on his abuser. McIlvain can be seen trying to escape the canine just before it bites him. The dog chases him behind a storage trailer and manages to get in a few more blows before McIlvain staggers away injured.

The dog is said to be well, and was not injured in the incident. McIlvain, on the other hand, has pled guilty to animal cruelty charges, faces a fine of $650, and has been banned from owning animals for five years. He has also been fired from his job.




Comments

  1. Jean says on  04/27/2012 at 9:00 pm

    YES!

  2. 5 years? I say for life.

  3. Sarah says on  04/27/2012 at 9:01 pm

    a 5 year pet ban? because he will be less sadistic in 5 years? :-(

  4. Beata says on  04/27/2012 at 9:01 pm

    Well I can’t watch that but I sure hope the dog ripped his leg out :p

  5. Right on and hopefully the dog bit him in the ass serves him right

  6. ..i wish it always ended this way..

  7. Sylvia says on  04/27/2012 at 9:01 pm

    GOOD!!!!!

  8. Steven says on  04/27/2012 at 9:01 pm

    Justice, served!! 😀

  9. Holly says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    Served the human right! What a nightmare human!!!!

  10. wtf? cupcake ads?

  11. Michelle says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    Whore-rendous.

  12. Eirini says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    He got exactly what he deserved!!!

  13. kathiee says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    I can not watch it either… Nothing good will come to a person who abuses an animal

  14. lol shame cunt

  15. I’m a peaceful person. Who owns two dogs. I’m even-keeled and compassionate. But stories like this bring an animal-like rage inside me.

  16. Lori says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    Should NEVER be allowed to own a pet ever again, not to mention make offspring of his own. If you would harm a animal I seriously think you would probably be sick enough to harm a child as well.

  17. krystalina says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    sob got what he deserved poor dog

  18. Tonya says on  04/27/2012 at 9:02 pm

    wat a douche!

  19. This piece of scum got what he deserved.

  20. Krazey says on  04/27/2012 at 9:03 pm

    LOVE IT!

  21. Good for the pooch!

  22. good he deserved every bite from the dog, too bad he didnt get more fucking asshole

  23. Robbo says on  04/27/2012 at 9:03 pm

    He should literally have his ass chewed by the dog too! Repost

  24. He needed a HUGE money fine and also community svc cleaning cages for the next 10 yrs.

  25. Not such a a fun game after all huh?

  26. Denise says on  04/27/2012 at 9:04 pm

    bag…

  27. Laura says on  04/27/2012 at 9:04 pm

    Yeah!!! Finally a dog who can fight back and win!!! Although, I certainly don’t think barring the abuser from owning animals for five years is any kind of punishment. He should be branded with a scarlet letter to indicate he is an abuser! You go doggie!!

  28. I dont know if it is just me but this doesnt seem like animal abuse to me, it looks like he is playing with the dog, looks a lot like how we play with our dog… and we dont abuse her, looks like he is nudging the dog with his foot not straight up kicking the dog.

    • shell says on  04/28/2012 at 1:47 am

      I kinda agree with you, apart from landing that punch it looked like he was just roughing the dog up and playing tug. I dont condon animal abuse in any way but I think he ended up worse off than the dog.

    • Kristie says on  04/28/2012 at 3:44 am

      I have to agree.. with you..the only thing I found a bit odd he seemed to be checking who was watching

      • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 1:59 pm

        For all we know, he was checking to see who was watching because he was on the clock and not supposed to be goofing around with the dog. Or the dog was a guard dog and he was told not to play with him.

    • Anonymous says on  04/28/2012 at 5:48 am

      Laryssa – I hope you’re never in charge of a dog or a child. They’d suffer while you thought it was only play time!

      • Lucas says on  04/29/2012 at 8:36 pm

        That guy might be a douche but he was not beating the dog, he was playing with him. A dog like that is as strong as a human adult, its not a kid. The dog was moving the tail, and was not scared. There are horrible crimes committed against animals, but this is not one, and i am shocked by all the hate and rage i read in the comments… most of this people sure have never had a big dog like that!

        • BarbR7 says on  04/30/2012 at 4:23 pm

          I was just going to write what you said. This dog was playing and the man was playing as well – he was not abusing the dog. He clearly is not well educated in dog behavior and makes some mistakes. Have you all never seen how dogs love to bite at water and air? Save the rancor and rants for the real abusers.

      • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 1:59 pm

        Did you miss the dog play bowing and tugging?

      • Anonymous says on  05/01/2012 at 12:20 pm

        This guy was not abusing the dog, his “punches” landed short each time and the dog was playing. The kicks also were light and probably ended up more like a nudge. The dog was not harmed in this video and this guy did not abuse the dog, he was just playing with it.

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you so much for being the voice of reason here. I completely agree. I can’t imagine how I would feel if someone caught me on tape “abusing” my dog in the same way.

    • Barb says on  04/30/2012 at 4:26 pm

      You are correct, Laryssa. I was thinking exactly the same thing.

  29. POS! I hope that dog bit him good.

  30. Jay says on  04/27/2012 at 9:04 pm

    looks like he was just playing too rough with the dog.

    • Anonymous says on  04/27/2012 at 9:54 pm

      Really? Are you that dense?

    • Anonymous says on  04/27/2012 at 10:28 pm

      You’re a moron.

    • Anonymous says on  04/29/2012 at 8:37 pm

      Totally agree Jay

    • BarbR7 says on  04/30/2012 at 4:24 pm

      YOU are correct, Jay.

    • anitya says on  05/26/2012 at 1:19 am

      I agree with you too. These guys were playing. To all of the people who are saying kicking is not playing… there is no power in that guys kick… I do that with my dog (he is a rat terrier) it is a push rather than a kick. Watch the video .. not a hard kick at all. The dog got over excited with the tug of war when he lost the toy. My dog does the same thing… lunges at me hard to get it back… then the guy loses his balance and the rest is history. Dog never cowered, his tail wags are broad and relaxed, his tail wagging is mostly to the right indicating I am having fun! PS I am a huge animal lover and do not condone animal abuse at all….the fact that 90% of the people commenting on this story are so angry and violent is a bit scary… I am glad so many care about animals but take the rage glasses off and really watch this video

  31. shoulda got worse, but it’s a start!

  32. Serves this asshole right.

  33. Mary says on  04/27/2012 at 9:05 pm

    POS Bastard. Hope he rots

  34. Karen says on  04/27/2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hope the dog gets a medal!

  35. HE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN A ANIMAL OR EVEN BE AROUND THEM!!!!!

  36. Tina says on  04/27/2012 at 9:06 pm

    that good and teach him learn lesson then not need to bother dog if they are guard

  37. Andy says on  04/27/2012 at 9:06 pm

    What a sorry human. Glad he got what was comming to him from this dog. I’d love to punch HIM in the face!

  38. Amanda says on  04/27/2012 at 9:06 pm

    I kind of thought so, too, Laryssa.

  39. omg i play with my youngest lab boy ruff it was clear he did not kick that dog or hurt him. people need to get a life

  40. Hope the guy is/was in pain after dog bite

  41. GOOD BOY !!!!!

  42. LMAO!!!!! I love it!!! You can tell that dog scared the crap out of him! LMAO!!

  43. Mickey says on  04/27/2012 at 9:07 pm

    I hope the dog bit him really good!!!!!!!!

  44. Sonja says on  04/27/2012 at 9:07 pm

    I hope the dog bites the shit out of him, if you have to use your leg, and kick with your leg, you deserve everything that you have coming for ya.

  45. I’m a peaceful person but when that dog fought back and went after him I cheered. A lot of times if that man had been bit and no one recorded it, the only thing that would happen was the dog would be put down and no one would’ve known the dog was completely driven to it and just defending himself. And he seems like a good boy, even when the guy was messing with him he was wagging his tail and just trying to play. Nice to see justice.

  46. 1) Fine is minimal. 2) Banned from owning pets is FABULOUS news and should be the norm for people like this as well as tracked in a data base we can all access 3) DELIGHTED he was FIRED. Now we’re talking, repercussions for actions.

  47. Natalie says on  04/27/2012 at 9:07 pm

    Now if only all animals could fight back when abused.

  48. Pam says on  04/27/2012 at 9:07 pm

    These are the mean humans that create mean dogs, if they survive around them.

  49. Hurray for the dog!

  50. Adita says on  04/27/2012 at 9:08 pm

    @Laryssa … did you read the blurb with the picture? He also kicked the dog, then punched it in the face. That’s not playing in anyone’s book.

    • Anonymous says on  04/29/2012 at 8:42 pm

      He pretends he is kicking, but he slows down and pushes him a bit… the dog was obviously playful until he got fed up. You guys obviously have never had a dog that big or strong,… I hate cruelty against animals, but here i see a lot of hate against people… scary

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:01 pm

      Did you watch the video or just read the blurb? He was play kicking at the dog. I do that with mine too. Boy I’d hate for some vigilante to video tape my tug sessions with my dog and report me to animal control for “abuse” when it’s a game.

  51. Good Puppy, save some for dinner. Tear the bad man up.

  52. i think he should be banned for life from having a pet he does not deserve the love from a dog. and he should have got a bigger fine.

  53. Tracey says on  04/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    to those of you who ‘play’ rough w your dog(s) does that include punching them in the face?? seriously?? ugh

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:03 pm

      I’m not sure he actually punched the dog in the face. He pretty clearly stopped his arm from moving just as he got near the dog’s face. If he had punched him he would have followed through with the punch more. The dog jumped back out of a startle response at something coming close to his face, but I’m not sure any contact was made.

      As for the rest of it, the “kicking” and shoving and stuff? I sure do that!

  54. Debbie says on  04/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    Like a lot!

  55. Good to see he got what he deserved!

  56. Shoulda fined him more!

  57. Christina says on  04/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    I can’t watch. Tell me he bit him good??

  58. Lou says on  04/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    F3CK3R!!!

  59. I agree that it just looks like he was playing a little too rough with the dog…and I almost didn’t watch it because I was afraid it would be too upsetting. But I am thrilled though, that people are on the dogs side for once…in most situations if a dog bites someone it’s put down.

  60. Krista says on  04/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    Omg I’d love to have two minutes with this asshole ! So upsetting to hear this

  61. no near enough sick bastard

  62. go, dog, go!

  63. Idiot…I think that dog’s name might be “Karma”

  64. Ginny says on  04/27/2012 at 9:10 pm

    I hope that poor dog was not put down for it’s fighting back :(

  65. Christine says on  04/27/2012 at 9:11 pm

    Harming a child or animal is the same to me! If you have the capability to do so confirms that you’re evil!!!

  66. Tamyra says on  04/27/2012 at 9:11 pm

    Too bad there was a chain holding him back.

  67. Sara says on  04/27/2012 at 9:11 pm

    Get him doggie!

  68. Alan says on  04/27/2012 at 9:11 pm

    Pay back is hell. Ha ha

  69. Tony says on  04/27/2012 at 9:12 pm

    yay!!!!

  70. Elizabeth says on  04/27/2012 at 9:12 pm

    Go doggie! Go doggie!

  71. Good for the dog.

  72. Maira says on  04/27/2012 at 9:12 pm

    OMG WHAT A SCUMBAG I AM SO GLAD THAT BABY DEFENDED HIMSELF.$650 FINE IS NOT ENOUGH IT SHOULD OF BEEN SOOO MUCH MORE IN THE THOUSANDS,HE SHOULD OF WENT TO JAIL THE ASSHOLE 5YRS BANNED IT SHOULD BE MORE LIKE THE REST OF HIS SICK LIFE,SOB..I CAN’T STND PPL LIKE THIS LOW LIFE…I WOULD OF BEAT HIM SENSELESS…

  73. and all he got was a fine?

  74. Lynnz says on  04/27/2012 at 9:13 pm

    What kind of abuser plays tug – o – war in the middle of abusing Adita?……..I am afraid it might look like abuse if I was caught playing with my big girl

  75. Laryssa….he pled guilty to animal abuse charges therefore it was not playing. He knew what he was doing and deserves everything he got and more. Good for the dog for drawing the line at the abuse. If he was a vicious dog he would never have put up with so much.

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:04 pm

      Maybe since the guy lost his job he didn’t have the money for a lawyer to fight the charge. Sometimes pleading guilty and getting a small fine, even if you’re NOT, is easier to deal with than a huge court case. Those things get expensive.

      • Barb says on  04/30/2012 at 4:29 pm

        Agreed Michelle. And there is also the possibility that he is intellectually challenged and/or was intimidated.

  76. I’m sorry to say, but after watching the video, I wouldn’t consider that abuse. It was rough play. I know I’m gonna get flamed for saying so, but in this case, I honestly don’t see “animal cruelty.” For the record, I LOVE dogs and am 100% against animal cruelty, I just don’t think that’s what this is, or looked like anyway

    • Anonymous says on  04/27/2012 at 9:42 pm

      Hope you’re right david!!!!

    • Anonymous says on  04/28/2012 at 2:27 pm

      PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE AND KICKING HIM IN THE SIDE??? THAT’S ROUGH PLAY? SO YOU CAN KICK YOU GIRLFRIEND OR WIFE IN THE SIDE AND PUNCH HER IN THE FACE AND THAT’S ROUGH PLAY. YOUR IDEAS HAVE BEEN CORRUPTED. OBVIOUSLY THE DOG KNEW IT WAS NOT PLAYING AS HE COWERED. HE KNEW THE MAN WAS ABUSIVE AND THAT’S WHY HE STOOD UP FOR HIMSELF. BRAVO!

      • Anonymous says on  04/29/2012 at 8:44 pm

        Some people here are completely ridiculous, i agree with u David

      • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:05 pm

        When did the dog cower? I saw it shake itself off once, which is a common reaction when it gets to be a bit too much. But the dog was playing for much of it, including playing tug and jumping up at the air hose.

    • Anonymous says on  05/26/2012 at 1:08 am

      I agree with you too. These guys were playing. To all of the people who are saying kicking is not playing… there is no power in that guys kick… I do that with my dog (he is a rat terrier) it is a push rather than a kick. Watch the video .. not a hard kick at all. The dog got over excited with the tug of war when he lost the toy. My dog does the same thing… lunges at me hard to get it back… then the guy loses his balance and the rest is history. Dog never cowered, his tail wags are broad and relaxed, his tail wagging is mostly to the right indicating I am having fun!

  77. Michelle says on  04/27/2012 at 9:13 pm

    Should be a lifetime ban!

  78. Candy says on  04/27/2012 at 9:13 pm

    Yay for that dog!!!!!

  79. YEAH FOR THE DOG !!! …about time someone was stupid enough to be caught on tape !! and I bet he tried to blame the dog !!! so glad for once there was proof and the dog was not made to suffer and be put down for this mans as@#hol= ness…!!!!

  80. Bryan says on  04/27/2012 at 9:14 pm

    This man needs help or to be locked up because it will be a child next.

  81. Brian says on  04/27/2012 at 9:14 pm

    should be banned from owning any pets for life

  82. Fired from his job,, good

  83. Kara says on  04/27/2012 at 9:14 pm

    If you read the article kicking AND punching is not play. I dont care what anyone says…you wouldnt do that with your child, dont do it with an animal. It would have been interesting to have a police dog released on him….

  84. I hope they can rehome the dog, and I hope that man has permanent scars to remember this by

  85. He should be banned from owning any animal for LIFE.

  86. Good Dog! Dumb Person

  87. Stacie says on  04/27/2012 at 9:15 pm

    To the person who said doesn’t look like abuse!! Did you not see the punch? Then the dog shook his head…that shaking of the head is pain!!!!!!!!!! Who PUNCHES a dog in play!!!!!!!!!!

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:13 pm

      Dogs shake off for many reasons. One is stress. I think the play was getting a bit too rough for the dog and so it shook it off a bit. But obviously since they were later playing tug, the dog wasn’t overly stressed out. Tug is a game. Abusers don’t whip out toys and play games with the dog they’re abusing.

  88. Kiera says on  04/27/2012 at 9:15 pm

    not nearly enough!

  89. Way to go puppy!

  90. I watched it again…and the last punch looks too hard…and the guy also looks around to see if anyone is watching. But this is a much worse punishment than most abuse cases unfortunately.

  91. Sendy says on  04/27/2012 at 9:16 pm

    What happened to the poor dog???:(

  92. Barb says on  04/27/2012 at 9:16 pm

    He didn’t get enough big deal 650.00 fine put him in jail where he belongs I hope his neighbors and friends know about this. Good thing he doesn’t live around me. I have 4 dogs and I pity the one that dares to abuse one of mine.

  93. serve im right!!

  94. Fine is not enough, he should get jail time & banned for live of having any kind of animal please give me 1/2 hour with him, he will never abuse an animal again, promise

    • Gina says on  04/27/2012 at 10:41 pm

      Hey Thomas its Gina from Smartass Bully Lovers do u see my comment anywhere i cant find it? and someone commented on it and id like to see it

  95. Karma, have I told you lately how much I love you?

  96. Ann says on  04/27/2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love hearing he was fired from his job too! That wasn’t in the report (or I missed it – either way wooooo whoooo the dumb poopie head! Don’t hurt animals!!!)

  97. good for you Fido :) for taking care of yourself

  98. what an ass!!!

  99. Dahlia says on  04/27/2012 at 9:19 pm

    I agree with the rough play people. I’ve seen real cruelty and it doesn’t look like this. I had a horrible bullly for a sister and she once reduced a dog to the point where it did nothing but cower in a corner and try to bite her if she got near it. She had to call Animal Control to remove it from her house, which they did with the help of one of those nooses on the end of a long pole.

    • Bev says on  04/28/2012 at 1:21 pm

      If this is just ‘rough play’ it’s still wrong. Just because there are worse cases of abuse doesn’t mean this is ok. If this is how he plays rough with his dog than I guess the dog showed him how he plays rough too. This kind of treatment makes a nice dog become aggressive and this guy needs to be punished.

    • Bev says on  04/28/2012 at 1:25 pm

      Also, your sister have been arrested. She abused her dog and than when she couldn’t handle it she calls to have it removed? They should have put the noose over her head and taken her somewhere to kick her ass.

      • Anonymous says on  04/30/2012 at 4:27 am

        Agree with you Dahlia, these people obviously never have played with a big dog, is scary when a camera catches you playing like an idiot and all this bloodthirsty people start to ask for your head…

    • Michelle says on  04/30/2012 at 2:16 pm

      I have to admit that I love that the voice of reason comes from someone with the same name as my dog! lol This is definitely not cruelty. Perhaps play that got out of control, sure. But I’ve never known an abuser to whip out something to have the dog tug on.

  100. that sob got what he deserved

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